Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong or simply known as Dido was born in Kensington,  London, England, United Kingdom on December 25, 1971.   Her actual birthname was Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong and extended into Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong a tiny bit later.  Born on Christmas Day, her father,  William O'Malley Armstrong, found employment as a book publisher, her mother, Clare Collins Armstrong, found employment as a poet.  Her father was Irish and her mother was British which makes Dido half Irish and half British.  She has a famous brother much older in age named  Rowland Constantine O'Malley Armstrong aka Rollo.  Rollo Armstrong is both a record producer and formed the rock band Faithless with Maxwell Alexander Fraser aka Maxi Jazz, Ayalah Deborah Bentovim aka Sister Bliss and Jamie Catto.  And though Faithless has broken up, Rollo Armstrong continues to hang around the music industry alongside his younger sister Dido Armstrong. 
Dido Armstrong was educated in Thornhill Primary School located in Islington, Dallington School, City of London School for Girls and The Royal College of St. Peter in Westminster aka Westminster School.  The theft of a recorder musical instrument lead to her enrollment at Guildhall School of Music and Drama as punishment.  And despite being proficient in piano, recorder and violen playing in music class, Dido Armstrong chose a career in the legal field instead.  And she worked as a literary agent for possibly her father's book publishing firm while studying to be a lawyer at Birkbeck, University of London (Formerly known as Birkbeck College).  Dido dropped out of both her father's book publishing industry and from law classes to become a rock star just like her older brother Rollo Armstrong.  Dido Armstrong recorded a demo album from 1995 to 1996 before releasing her official debut album No Angel in 1999.   No Angel was a smash hit and Dido never looked back.  Life For Rent was released in 2003, Safe Trip Home was released in 2008 and Girl Who Got Away was released in 2013.  Dido Armstrong is still recording and touring to this exact second.


Rollo Armstrong---Dido Armstrong's older brother, record producer and member of the rock band Faithless

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